Mislawchuk masters Tokyo Test Event

Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk outsprinted Norway’s Casper Stornes and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde to take the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Test Event.

| August 16, 2019 | NEWS

Tyler Mislawchuk wins the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup earlier this year.

Tyler Mislawchuk wins the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup earlier this year.

Photo >Delly Carr | ITU

It’s been quite a season for Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk. Earlier this year he took his first world cup win, repeated that feat, then became the first Canadian male to make a WTS podium finishing third in Montreal. Today the 15th-place finisher from the Rio Olympics built on all of that with a huge win at the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Test Event.

“That’s the biggest race for me outside of the Olympics,” Mislawchuk said after his huge win. “We prepared specifically for this … I wanted it more than anything – I thought I might not have a chance like this again. It’s a good omen and now we know how to prepare for next year.”

Next year, of course, will be his second Olympic appearance, and this time he’ll go in as the man who won on the course the year before and one to watch.

Schoeman leads out of the water

The bronze medalist from the 2016 Olympic Games, South Africa’s Henri Schoeman, led the men out of the water, having strung out the men behind him in the choppy waters of Tokyo Harbour. Just a few spots behind Schoeman was Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, and as expected, the Olympic bronze (2012) and silver (2016) medalist seemed keen to see a breakaway get clear. At first it looked like there might be a group of 10 including, amongst others, Schoeman, Brownlee, Mislawchuk and his countryman Matthew Sharpe, that might get clear, but there never seemed to be a real push from the entire group. First Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt managed to tow some more athletes into the mix, then the lead of almost a minute over the big chase pack eroded and a big bunch was together by the third of eight laps. Along the way Blummenfelt went down on the bike, ending his hopes of a top finish.

The big group stayed together through the rest of the 40 km bike ride, which meant things would be decided on the 10 km run.

Then there were three

New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde pushed into T2 to ensure he was first out onto the run, but Mislawchuk, Norway’s Casper Stornes and Schoeman quickly marked his move, with Germany’s Jonas Schomberg and Belgium’s Jelle Geens hanging on to the back of the pack. Brownlee and Norway’s Gustav Iden tried to keep the gap to a minimum, but weren’t ever able to join the gang at the front.

Mislawchuk and Wilde took turns at the front pressing the pace, with Stornes hanging on their shoulders. Those three steadily pulled clear and by the time they started the final of the four run laps they were well clear of Brownlee and Iden and it was clear that the podium would be decided amongst those three.

“We talked to each other,” Wilde said. “We made sure there were no surges and we kept a steady pace until the last lap. Then it was every man for himself.”

Wilde was the first to make a move with 1,500 m to go, but Stornes and Mislawchuk marked that. Then Mislawchuk had a go, but also couldn’t get away. Stornes then had a go at breaking clear, but Mislawchuk stayed on his shoulder and retook the lead as the pair hit the final straightway into the finish. Stornes took the silver, Wilde the bronze. Iden managed to outsprint Brownlee for fourth.   

2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event | Men

August 15, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Name

Country

Overall

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Tyler Mislawchuk

CAN

1:49:51

0:18:39

0:59:34

0:30:27

2

Casper Stornes

NOR

1:49:55

0:18:54

0:59:18

0:30:27

3

Hayden Wilde

NZL

1:50:03

0:19:25

0:58:47

0:30:36

4

Gustav Iden

NOR

1:50:25

0:19:33

0:58:40

0:30:58

5

Jonathan Brownlee

GBR

1:50:28

0:18:35

0:59:42

0:30:59

6

Joao Silva

POR

1:50:36

0:18:54

0:59:23

0:31:02

7

Bence Bicsak

HUN

1:50:41

0:19:27

0:58:42

0:31:11

8

Pierre Le Corre

FRA

1:51:00

0:18:38

0:59:38

0:31:31

9

Henri Schoeman

RSA

1:51:01

0:18:26

0:59:45

0:31:34

10

Jonas Schomburg

GER

1:51:01

0:18:42

0:59:32

0:31:34

11

Jacob Birtwhistle

AUS

1:51:02

0:19:28

0:58:44

0:31:34

12

Alois Knabl

AUT

1:51:23

0:18:52

0:59:23

0:31:49

13

Shachar Sagiv

ISR

1:51:29

0:19:17

0:59:00

0:31:58

14

Crisanto Grajales

MEX

1:51:38

0:19:25

1:00:29

0:30:26

15

Thomas Bishop

GBR

1:51:41

0:19:14

0:58:56

0:32:11

16

Matthew McElroy

USA

1:52:00

0:19:35

1:00:19

0:30:50

17

Richard Murray

RSA

1:52:06

0:19:33

1:00:18

0:31:01

18

Ryan Fisher

AUS

1:52:13

0:19:23

0:58:50

0:32:44

19

Jelle Geens

BEL

1:52:25

0:19:23

0:58:48

0:33:00

20

Alessandro Fabian

ITA

1:52:31

0:18:54

0:59:20

0:33:02

21

Luke Willian

AUS

1:52:37

0:19:11

0:59:01

0:33:05

22

Irving Perez

MEX

1:52:45

0:18:56

1:00:40

0:31:54

23

Tayler Reid

NZL

1:52:51

0:18:35

0:59:37

0:33:23

24

Lukas Hollaus

AUT

1:52:53

0:19:30

1:00:21

0:31:42

25

Morgan Pearson

USA

1:52:54

0:19:27

1:00:25

0:31:46

26

Davide Uccellari

ITA

1:53:09

0:19:16

0:59:00

0:33:34

27

Eli Hemming

USA

1:53:14

0:19:25

0:58:51

0:33:39

28

Márk Devay

HUN

1:53:27

0:18:29

0:59:46

0:33:54

29

Sam Ward

NZL

1:53:30

0:19:17

0:58:55

0:33:57

30

Matthew Hauser

AUS

1:53:44

0:18:52

0:59:21

0:34:14

31

Richard Varga

SVK

1:53:54

0:18:32

1:00:58

0:33:02

32

Kevin McDowell

USA

1:53:56

0:19:09

1:00:45

0:32:47

33

Alex Yee

GBR

1:54:01

0:19:24

1:00:29

0:32:53

34

Russell White

IRL

1:54:13

0:18:55

0:59:23

0:34:36

35

Jumpei Furuya

JPN

1:54:20

0:18:46

0:59:29

0:34:49

36

Marten Van Riel

BEL

1:55:08

0:18:49

1:00:49

0:34:11

37

Valentin Wernz

GER

1:55:35

0:19:31

1:00:23

0:34:29

38

Aaron Royle

AUS

1:55:44

0:19:07

1:00:23

0:34:52

39

Zhihang Jiang

CHN

1:56:36

0:19:25

1:00:41

0:35:13

40

Sylvain Fridelance

SUI

1:57:19

0:18:52

0:59:25

0:37:45

41

Gregor Payet

LUX

1:57:29

0:19:35

1:01:20

0:35:21

42

Takumi Hojo

JPN

1:57:40

0:18:41

1:00:54

0:36:44

43

Tony Smoragiewicz

USA

1:57:52

0:19:39

1:03:09

0:33:47

44

Léo Bergere

FRA

1:58:04

0:19:30

0:58:43

0:38:35

45

Stefan Zachaus

LUX

1:59:37

0:19:19

1:01:01

0:37:55

46

Maximilian Schwetz

GER

2:09:19

0:18:49

1:04:39

0:44:18

DNF

Kristian Blummenfelt

NOR

DNF

0:18:46

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Dorian Coninx

FRA

DNF

0:18:48

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Joao Pereira

POR

DNF

0:19:26

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Rostislav Pevtsov

AZE

DNF

0:19:37

1:03:50

0:00:00

DNF

Manoel Messias

BRA

DNF

0:21:14

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Lasse Luhrs

GER

DNF

0:19:22

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Wian Sullwald

RSA

DNF

0:19:36

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Matthew Sharpe

CAN

DNF

0:18:43

0:59:30

0:00:00

DNF

Ryan Sissons

NZL

DNF

0:19:28

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Alexis Lepage

CAN

DNF

0:19:33

1:03:55

0:00:00

DNF

Tamás Toth

HUN

DNF

0:19:28

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Shogo Ishitsuka

JPN

DNF

0:18:55

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Ilya Prasolov

RUS

DNF

0:19:27

1:00:28

0:00:00

DNF

Genis Grau

ESP

DNF

0:19:36

1:03:54

0:00:00

DNF

Kauê Willy

BRA

DNF

0:19:35

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Kenji Nener

JPN

DNF

0:19:20

1:00:36

0:00:00

DNF

James Edgar

IRL

DNF

0:19:31

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

David Castro Fajardo

ESP

LAP

0:18:53

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Makoto Odakura

JPN

LAP

0:19:13

0:00:00

0:00:00

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